Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule

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layer: "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size:   irregularly shaped "bout" 16cm long, 2,8 - 3cm wide. Coticule part is less thick at the triangular point of the hone.
speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:  moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
slurry: a great sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray/black quickly.
water: a clear sensation of fine abrasion.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Excellent. Very smooth edge. Offers good edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure, easy to get great results with this hone.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: very capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30 -100 laps depending on edge condition.